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Dear All,

Join me at the Rotary Carnival and concerts. Visit us at the booth in the House of Friendship and sign up for dinner following the Closing Plenary Session and meet some of our newest members.

Come along to the Annual General Meeting and help us look forward to the future. The Meeting will be held on Sunday 7th June at 15:15 in the Holiday Inn Parque

Anhembi Ipê Branco Room.

We need some help, Our Treasurer Frank asked to be released as he is moving around a bit. So far I have not found a replacement – will you volunteer to be our Treasurer.

We also need a Vice President should the unlikely happen to me and I have to leave!!

Would you help to spread the word within your District and expand our membership so some of us can meet up more often.

Looking at the website I notice that of the 316 members only 91 have actually logged in.

In the Members Directory (only accessible after logging in!) we have only 221 members who have told us their City, Club and District. Others have only given partial information. One of the main benefits of membership of the Fellowship is being able to view the Members Directory is to find other members if you are travelling. When you log in you can also view and amend your details. However if you change your email address please let me know by email so I can keep the list up to date. Nearly every time I send out a newsletter I get some 20 - 25 bounced emails, many of which I cannot find a correction for. Regrettably if there is no email connection we lose members.

Please let me know of any RSFI Events or publicity the happen near you so we can include then in a future newsletter. Also tell us about your club, district or country, again to go into a newsletter.

That is all for the moment, Yours in Rotary Fellowship

Lawrence 'Tris' Tristram

President, Rotarian Singles Fellowship International

RC Four Marks and Medstead, District 1110

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Newsletter July 2014

 

Dear All,

C14 Sydney logoThe RI Convention in Sydney was a great success, we had 30 new members and so our thoughts turn to Sao Paolo  and I want to invite all of you thinking about coming and those of you who are coming to complete the survey on our website at www.rsfinternational.net . We are intending to get us all into one hotel and we want to know if you want to join us there. In addition we want to know who wants to share a room and help keep the cost down! We are also going to have a table for RSFI at one of the main dinners, tell us if you want to join us. Finally we are planning a tour, do you want to join us? All of these questions are in the survey on the website just click on 'Surveys' then on 'Soa Paolo Convention Poll'.

Talking of the website I notice that of the 292 members I emailed with their login details only 75 have actually logged in. All other accounts are disabled now and you will need to reply to the email so I can re-enable you. This will become important shortly as I have been looking at the constitution and I will need to have a ballot on it. We will also need the election of a Vice-President soon. Both votes can be done on-line but I will restrict them to members who have logged in. This will provide some security that only members can vote and I can restrict that to one vote each.

In the Members Directory (only accessible after logging in!) we have only 221 members who have told us their City, Club and District. Others have only given partial information. One of the benefits of logging in to view the Members Directory is to be able to find other members if you are travelling. One of the main benefits of membership of the Fellowship. When you log in you can also view and amend your details. However if you change your email address please let me know by email so I can keep the list up to date. Nearly every time I send out a newsletter I get some 20 - 25 bounced emails, many of which I cannot find a correction for. Regrettably if there is no email connection we lose members.

Please let me know of any RSFI Events or publicity the happen near you so we can include then in a future newsletter. Also tell us about your club, district or country, again to go into a newsletter.

That is all for the moment, I look forward to lots of emails telling me you have taken the survey (the system automatically notifies me when the survey is done), even more emails requesting access for logging on, and many telling me your news. I would even like to receive emails telling me you have read this!

Yours in Rotary Fellowship

Lawrence 'Tris' Tristram

President, Rotarian Singles Fellowship International

RC Four Marks and Medstead, District 1110

Who is the new President and what is he going to do?

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President's Newsletter November 2011

The New President – Who am I?

LGT 80 x107Allow me to introduce myself, I am Lawrence Tristram known in Rotary as Tris and I have been a Rotarian for about 25 years. I am a PP of the RC of Bordon and am now the President Nominee of the RC of Petersfield in District 1110 in RIBI. I have served on my District in the past. I am a member of five Fellowships including being a Charter member of ROTI (Rotarians On The Internet). I was introduced to RSFI at the RI Convention in Birmingham UK in 2009 by our Charter President Marlene Daniels (who is now our Treasurer) and I would like to thank both Marlene and PP Gary Winzeler for

all their hard work and service from the start. There is a new organisation chart which can been downloaded from the Documents Section of our web site http://rsfinternational.org

The Way Ahead

When I heard that PP Gary was resigning and that I was to take up the role of President I started thinking about the future of our Fellowship (I can almost hear the groans – Oh no, a new President, what’s he going to do?).
First I would like to make it easier for us to find fellow members and I I expect to have a membership list available on the web site towards the end of this month which will default into order by District and Club. This will make it easier to find others who may be attending District Conference, to find others in Clubs that we may be visiting and could show where there are sufficient numbers in an area to form new Chapters.

Second, as RI President Kalyan Banerjee said at New Orleans, I believe that we can improve our networking. We already have a page on Facebook so all you who already use Facebook can “Like” that page and start using it as a means of contacting each other. For those of us who do not wish to join Facebook I will be starting a Yahoo Group whereby we can contact each other and conversations can be carried out by email. The latter works very well in ROTI.
Finally, the big one. When PP Marlene was giving me encouragement for the future she reminded me of a question I had asked in New Orleans – What do we get out of membership of the Fellowship? I want to turn that around and ask – What do you want to get out of this Fellowship? By the time you get this newsletter that question will be on our Facebook page and will, as soon as we have the group up and running it will appear there.

I look forward to the future.

Convention in Bangkok

Unfortunately I am unable to be in Bangkok but I do reiterate PP Gary’s request for assistance in manning our booth. I have found that this Fellowship is a great way to meet people from all around the world and become friends with them.

Communication

With e-mail being the preferred method of communication these days please let your Secretary Madu Bishnu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know of any changes. Please also tell her if you change clubs or have to leave the fellowship.
Yours in Rotary Fellowship

Tris Tristram

Our mailing address is:

Rotarian Singles Fellowship International 49 Roxburghe Close
Whitehill
Bordon

Hampshire GU35 9QZ United Kingdom

Newsletter December 2013

 

 

December 2013

Dear All,

C14 Sydney logoThe RI Convention is getting near and I want to invite all of you thinking about coming and those of you who are coming to complete the survey on our website at www.rsfinternational.net . We are intending to get us all into one hotel and we want to know if you want to join us there. In addition we want to know who wants to share a room and help keep the cost down! We are also going to have a table for RSFI at one of the main dinners, tell us if you want to join us. Finally we are planning a tour of Sydney, do you want to join us? All of these questions are in the survey on the website just click on 'Surveys' then on 'Sydney Convention Poll'.

Talking of the website I notice that of the 250 members I emailed with their login details only 55 have actually logged in. All other accounts are disabled now and you will need to reply to the email so I can re-enable you. This will become important shortly as I have been looking at the constitution and I will need to have a ballot on it. We will also need the election of a Vice-President soon. Both votes can be done on-line but I will restrict them to members who have logged in. This will provide some security that only members can vote and I can restrict that to one vote each.

In the Members Directory (only accessible after logging in!) we have only 221 members who have told us their City, Club and District. Others have only given partial information. One of the benefits of logging in to view the Members Directory is to be able to find other members if you are travelling. One of the main benefits of membership of the Fellowship. When you log in you can also view and amend your details. However if you change your email address please let me know by email so I can keep the list up to date. Nearly every time I send out a newsletter I get some 20 - 25 bounced emails, many of which I cannot find a correction for. Regrettably if there is no email connection we lose members.

Please let me know of any RSFI Events or publicity the happen near you so we can include then in a future newsletter. Also tell us about your club, district or country, again to go into a newsletter.

That is all for the moment, I look forward to lots of emails telling me you have taken the survey (the system automatically notifies me when the survey is done), even more emails requesting access for logging on, and many telling me your news. I would even like to receive emails telling me you have read this!

Yours in Rotary Fellowship

Lawrence 'Tris' Tristram

President, Rotarian Singles Fellowship International

RC Four Marks and Medstead, District 1110